I would highly recommend the Van Bortel dealership. I had a stress free buying and delivery experience. Our sales person Matt was very knowledgeable and efficient. He personally delivered our vehicle and went over the various options of the vehicle and how they worked. I would highly recommend Matt and the Van Bortel dealership for anyone looking to purchase a vehicle.
Ballston Spa , NY
This is my second Corvette from Van Bortel Corvette. This is a beautiful 2009 Crystal Red convertible. Matt made the buying and delivery experience very pleasant. He delivered it to my home and took back my 1999 convertible. I highly recommend Matt and entire Van Bortel team!
I have dealt with the Van Bortel new car dealership when we purchased our new (at the time) 2014 Camaro SS (traded 2001 pewter Corvette conv) which went very well. Being from Binghamton ,NY we did most of the deal over the phone and we just knew they were good people when the deal was complete. With our past experience with Van Bortel we just purchased a 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2LT. Having traded the Camaro in, and it was the end of November 2018, Matt trailered our new Corvette to our home and picked up our Camaro trade. Now we just have to wait till spring to drive our new Corvette with 4 miles on it sitting in the garage. The VB Corvette Department is excellent to deal with, Matt Fagenbaum was personable and very responsive to our needs. We would definitely recommend Van Bortel to anyone!
We weren’t actively looking but wanted to see a color a friend had described. However, we saw a color we liked and soon Matt Fagenbaum came to greet us and offer us a test drive while he ran the numbers on a deal. When we returned, impressed, he told us what he could do and we were more impressed, so much more that we made the deal. He was very good to work with and, when we picked up the car, very good about going over all the paperwork and also all the features on the car. He was professional, courteous, low-keyed enough to make us feel comfortable and not pressured and a good man to deal with.
Matt is the best. Simple easy transaction and an amazing car!
I ve bought several new cars over the my years of driving and by far this was the best experience I have every had! I actually enjoyed the entire experience and did not feel I was pressured into making a deal.
Great from start to finish!
From the purchase price, trade in and delivery, everything was great. When we picked up our Z06 it was all perfectly detailed and the paperwork went fast.
I made several changes and the sales rep was very patient and positive with me. He gave me all the info I asked for and didn’t play games like I experienced with a few other dealers.
The Corvette team of Van Bortel who I worked with to purchase my 2019 Corvette were the best. I have been taken care by a team of true pros!
We did most of the conversation via the Corvette Forum. Matt had a great price but it was simply out of my reach. I countered an offer. Instead of saying no or making another counter offer, he showed me how I can get that deal! The rest was history. That’s what separated Matt from other salesmen. Our conversation started with me being interested in a used Z51 they had in stock. Then I went from buying that to buying a new GS! I traded two my cars. I drove 7 hours with car one the first week; then drove home in a rental. I drove back with my other car following week. The final paperwork process took literally 20 minutes. What was surprising is that Matt didn’t charge me any of those dealer fees. I almost bought it from another dealer last month who added $900 in extra fees!!! At Van Bortel, I literally paid temp tag fee and another mandatory NY state fee – that’s it. When comparing to other dealers that charges many fees, this was an advantage. I have to say HUGE thanks to Matt for making the process so easy!
Atlanic City, NJ
We took delivery of our 2014 Lime Rock Green Corvette from Van Bortel and are totally pleased with the car and the experience of dealing with the company. Matt, our salesman, was a complete professional and handled everything very well, from over the phone, the internet, to completing the paperwork and a through explanation of the car. We highly recommend Matt and Van Bortel!
Dave and Nancy F.
We just purchased our first new Corvette, after having bought ‘pre-enjoyed’ twice in the past. First time dealing for new with Matt, and it was a good experience. We have moved up a little with each trade, and now with a Grand Sport we have the car we wanted. We know the car will be great, and from past experience we know any service we need will be great too. Van Bortel has the right people.
Larry and Sheila F.
We felt that all concerned got a fair deal with the least amount of stress or hassle. Matt was personable and very helpful; answered all of our questions and made the whole experience enjoyable. We’ll be back for another Vette in the future!
Great experience!! There was no pressure, yet the Van Bortel staff we worked with were very knowledgeable, professional and personable. I would highly recommend the dealership to anyone considereing a new Corvette or any other vehicle. In particular Steve, Matt and Nate were great to work with.
I met the some of the team at Carlise over the summer and I never knew until then how many Corvettes they sell. I went the following week to look a a used one. It’s nice to see they know so much about the cars, as this is not the typical experience I have seen in the past. I started seriously looking in October and Matt was the one to help me with everything from trading in my old one to financing ect. I wish I lived closer to have your team take care of the maintenance. Just good to know I can just call and talk to someone who knows what they are doing. Thanks matt and I will be pushing hard with my Corvettes of Buffalo club to use you all thanks !!
I had an excellent experience with Matt when purchasing a 2017 Corvette. All aspects of the transaction were handled in an outstanding manner. I would certainly highly recommend Matt and Van Bortel for your Corvette buying experience.
I love my new car and Matt was courteous and professional!
We purchased a 2004 red Corvette from Van Bortel. Steve Kosko was our salesperson that worked with us. Steve is a real gentleman and above and beyond individual.
Kudos to the whole staff. Kitty should be proud. Thank you so much!
Your salesperson Matt treated me so well, like he’s known me all my life! I really appreciated how he handled everything, he is the best! I live in Buffalo and I will tell anyone that’s looking for a car to come to Van Bortel, it was worth the drive!
Great, low pressure, high value relationship building sales process. Very transparent pricing and customer-focused. This is my 4th Corvette and 3rd Z06.
Best experience in Rochester for sure!
I’ve been looking for a used C5 corvette since the spring. I’ve come across many with dry rotted tires, some things not working and other small issues. Van Bortel has an incredible selection that are all meticulously cared for and ready for the road. It was worth the 5 hour round trip. You aren’t buying a car that sat in a dealer lot in the elements. You are buying a car from a climate controlled massive showroom. You may find some for slightly cheaper, but they aren’t in the condition and often aren’t serviced before they hit the lot like Van Bortel. The buying process was stellar. Matt helped me and it was as smooth a transaction as I could have asked for. I came up, found the car I was looking for, and put a deposit. I faxed him my insurance info and when I would be back to pick it up. I came as scheduled and it was ready to go, a 5 minute transaction. The last thing I want on a day when I have a 5 hour round trip and already know which car I’m getting is to have to wait for dealer paperwork or any other strife. If I’m in the market for another Vette which won’t be for a while, this would be my first stop!